Dream Theater’s 13th album, The Astonishingisn’t lacking in ambition. It’s a concept album, it’s a double album, and it’s got the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra on it. The one thing it didn’t have on it was any female vocalists. That changed today, as the band have released an alternate version of “Our New World” featuring Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale. Is this is a brazen attempt at getting played on rock radio? Perhaps, but it could work. The track is one of the shorter and more commercial songs the band has written in a while. And Hale’s powerful voice matches well with James LaBrie’s. The single comes just as the band have announced a new leg of their tour in which they’ll play the entire double album. Will Hale stop any of the first three dates, all Pennsylvania dates a few hours drive from their hometown, to duet? We’ll see, but give a listen below and check the tour dates below that.

The Astonishing is in stores now.


10/05 Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
10/07 Wilkes-Barre, PA @ F.M. Kirby Center for Performing Arts
10/08 Hershey, PA @ Hershey Theatre
10/10 Concord, NH @ Capitol Center for the Arts
10/12 Burlington, VT @ Flynn MainStage
10/17 Greenvale, NY @ Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
10/17 Worcester, MA @ Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
10/19 Newark, NJ @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center
10/21 Portland, ME @ Merill Auditorium
10/22 Port Chester, NY @ The Capitol Theatre – Portchester
10/24 Grand Rapids, MI@ DeVos Performance Hall
10/25 Lakewood, OH @ Lakewood Civic Auditorium
10/27 Toledo, OH @ Stranahan Theater
10/28 Louisville, KY @ Palace Theatre
10/29 Merillville, IN @ Star Plaza Theatre
10/31 Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre @ Old National Centre
11/01 Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
11/06 St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
11/09 San Antonio, TX @ Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
11/12 Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater
11/13 Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre @ Grand Prairie
11/15 Tucson, AZ @ Centennial Hall
11/16 Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove of Anaheim
11/19 Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Theatre
11/20 San Jose, CA @ City National Civic
12/02 Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
12/04 Atlanta, GA @ Symphony Hall